Boderline Personality Disorder

Addiction Recovery for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Addiction Recovery for People with Borderline Personality Disorder Giving up alcohol or drugs can be particularly challenging if you have been diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. The fact that you can be dealing with so much mental and emotional pain can make it seem as alcohol or drugs are essential to your well-being. The[…]

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders

The Link between Anxiety and Addiction Disorders Chronic anxiety can make life unbearable. The word ‘anxiety’ comes from Latin and it can be translated as meaning ‘unable to breathe’. This unpleasant mental state can be what drives people into addiction in the first place, and the fear of being unable to manage anxiety can prevent[…]

What Came First – Addiction or Depression?

What Came First – Addiction or Depression?

What Came First – Addiction or Depression? The Link between Depression and Addiction It often happens that those of us who develop addiction problems will also have a history of depression symptoms. It may be that even after we quit alcohol or drugs, we still require treatment for this other issue. If this sounds similar to[…]

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery 

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery

Dealing with Psychological Trauma as Part of Addiction Recovery Many of us turned to alcohol or drugs in an attempt to deal with psychological trauma. Giving up these substances is the first step towards a better life, but we also have to deal with the inner pain that has been the driving force behind our[…]

Psychiatry versus Addiction Disorders

Psychiatry versus Addiction Disorders

The Uneasy Relationship between Psychiatry and Addiction The relationship between addiction and psychiatry isn’t always an easy one. Even though alcohol or drug dependence is described as a biopsychosocial problem (i.e. it involves psychological, biological, and social factors), and therefore should technically be an ideal fit for psychiatrists, many in the profession feel reluctant to[…]

Twin Rivers Rehab Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers

Twin Rivers Rehab Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers

Hope for Depression Sufferers It is sadly common for addiction and depression to be found together – one study found that 47 per cent of those diagnosed with depression also engaged in substance abuse (Source: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs June 1996). If you or your loved are dealing a dual diagnosis which involves depression, it[…]

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme

Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment Programme Many of us who end up struggling due to alcohol or drug addiction problems will also have other issues that need to be dealt with. This can include conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or personality disorders. It could be that it was these mental health issues that made[…]

Is combing different drugs lethal

Is Combining Different Drugs Lethal?

What happens when you combine different drugs? You start with drinking, for example and as the night progresses you feel like you need something more! What happens to your body when you smoke weed and then drink alcohol? This combination reacts very different to individuals. You know that Alcohol is a depressant and marijuana (weed)[…]